Vice Chancellor for Development
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first state university and among the nation’s foremost public research institutions, seeks a new vice chancellor for development to build upon its strengths, leverage and enhance its national and international reputation, deepen relationships with alumni and friends, and increase the breadth and substance of its philanthropic support.

Working in close partnership with the chancellor as part of the executive leadership team, the vice chancellor will be responsible for leading the institution during the upcoming campaign. He or she will work to create synergy across the institution that optimizes resources to promote university-wide, unit specific and interdisciplinary development activities. The vice chancellor will strengthen working partnerships with deans and their chief development officers, assist them in adopting best practices in the field to enhance their effectiveness and model these practices to strengthen all central development operations. The vice chancellor serves as the University’s senior development officer and chief executive of the UNC Foundation, Inc.

The University receives great support from its loyal alumni and friends. It received $287 million in gifts from alumni and friends in fiscal 2012. The total topped the previous fiscal year’s total of $277 million—then the second-highest total—by four percent. Commitments, which include pledges and gifts, also rose for fiscal 2012 to $331 million from $305 million for an 8 percent increase. The commitments marked the University’s third-best year ever and for the second straight year exceeded $300 million. The University has endowed resources of $2.5 billion, managed by UNC Management Company. Carolina alumni are well known for their pride in and devotion to the University. The more than 291,000 total alumni reside in all 50 states and 142 countries. Nearly 158,000 of those alumni live in North Carolina, covering all 100 counties.

Job Requirements The successful candidate will bring innovative thinking, collaborative strategies, and proven managerial and fundraising skills gained in a first-tier organization. He or she will have the leadership skills and requisite experience to nurture a strong, diverse set of relationships; inspire professionals and volunteers to new achievements, effectively engage with all stakeholders and constituents to develop a forward thinking, responsive, and high performing organization.

For further information on The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, please visit the website at:

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be sent to the University’s consultants, Manny Berger and Alice Miller, at . Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualification for the position, along with a resume. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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